Meet Our School Staff!

Occupational Therapists/Assistants

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Dawn Ware, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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“My goal is to help each child to realize their own unique abilities and help them reach their own level of success.”

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • School-based therapy
  • Handwriting & fine motor deficits
  • Sensory Integration

Certifications/Memberships

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
  • Member Oklahoma Occupational therapy Association

Education

  • B.A. Psychology – University of Oklahoma
  • B.S. Occupational Therapy – University of Oklahoma

Beyond TherapyWorks

Dawn loves spending time with her family, church activities, reading, and watching her son play sports.

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Krystal McGuire, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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“I’m excited to improve the educational experience of the pediatric population through Occupational Therapy”.

Specialties:

  • Pediatrics
  • School Based Therapy
  • Handwriting

Certifications:

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervison

Education: 

  • Associate’s Degree in Applied Science – Occupational Therapy Assistant, ICTC Muskogee/Connors State College

Beyond TherapyWorks:

Krystal loves spending time with her family and watching her daughters play basketball and softball.  She also enjoys running, biking, baking and shopping.

Astrid Lowry, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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“I want to work myself out of a job because that means I’ve reached my goal of helping patients achieve independence.”

Specialties

  • School-Based Therapy
  • Pediatrics

Certifications

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

Education

  • Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assisting – Tulsa Community College

Beyond TherapyWorks

Astrid likes to go flying with her son, spending time with family and friends, reading and going to air shows.

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Whitney Baccus, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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“My mission is to provide fun and functional therapy to guide my students to participate and enjoy school to their fullest potential.”

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • School-Based Therapy

Certifications/Memberships

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
  • American OT Association member
  • Oklahoma OT Association member

Education

  • Associate’s Degree in Applied Science – Tulsa Community College

Beyond TherapyWorks

Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband, Donald, and her son, Dayton.  She also loves going to the lake to camp and fish.

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Megan Trowe, COTA/L

Occupational Therapist

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“My mission is to use my skills and knowledge to help my clients to be the best they can be.”

Specialties

  • Sensory Processing and Integration
  • Pediatrics
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Social and Behavioral Management

Certifications

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

Education

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science –  Occupational Therapy Assistant – Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK.
  • Associates Degree in Applied Science – Pre-Education Secondary – OSU IT, Okmulgee, OK

Beyond TherapyWorks Megan is a wife and mother.  she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family.  She also loves crafting and learning new things!

Physical Therapists/Assistants

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Kara Johnson, PT, MPT

Physical Therapist 

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“I love making therapy not seem like just another appointment, but a time of fun and learning that leads to positive results in the child’s functional independence and education.”

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • School-Based Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular & Balance Rehabilitation

Certifications

  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

Education

  • Master of Physical Therapy – OU Health Sciences Center
  • Associates in Liberal Arts – Tulsa Community College

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association Member
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association member

 

Beyond TherapyWorks

Kara likes to spend time with her 2 children, running, crossfit, scrapbooking and singing at her church choir.

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Debbie Stevenson, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

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“I like to find what motivates each child and use that to teach them to feel confident so they can achieve their goals and live life to their greatest potential.”

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Certifications

  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

Education

  • Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant – Tulsa Community College
  • Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Business – Tulsa Community College

Beyond TherapyWorks

In her spare time, Debbie spends time with her husband, Steve and her twin daughters, Megan and Haley. She also enjoys going to the lake and reading.

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Terra Bellamy, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

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“I strive to put a smile on every child’s face!”

Specialties

  • School-Based Therapy

Certifications

  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

Education

  • B.S. in Kinesiology – Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology

Beyond TherapyWorks

Terra enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Scott, her daughter, Lauren and her son, Seth.

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Speech-Language Pathologists

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Cindy Steck, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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“I aspire to provide outstanding clinical support to promote improved self-esteem and overall communicative well-being for the patient.”

Specialties

  • Early Childhood
  • Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders
  • Special Education Process and Procedures

Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence – American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • Oklahoma/Missouri Teaching Certificates

Education

  • EdS – University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • M.S. – University of Lousiana-Lafayette
  • B.A. – University of Missouri-Kansas City

Beyond TherapyWorks

In her spare time, Cindy enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, shopping, exercising and reading.

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Rachel Barnes, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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“Every individual is different and my goal is to find out what works best for each child so he or she can reach one’s maximum potential.”

Specialties

  • Articulation
  • Language

Certifications

  • Clinical Fellowship – American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association member

Education

  • M.S. Speech-Language Pathology – Northeastern State University
  • B.S. Speech-Language Pathology – Northeastern State University

Beyond TherapyWorks

Rachel enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, cooking, shopping and reading.

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Lisa Strong, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, School Manager 

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“My goal is to make each student’s speech/language journey positive, memorable and FUN!”.

Specialties

  • Articulation
  • Language
  • IEP development & implementation

Certifications

  • Clinical Fellowship – American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Education

  • M.S. Speech-Language Pathology – Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Speech-Language Pathology – Oklahoma State University

Beyond TherapyWorks

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys watching her daughter play soccer, her older son play football and her youngest son play baseball. They also love watching OSU games. GO POKES!

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Kristin McGuire, SLPA

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

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“My goal is to help my patients to be confident and reach their goals”.

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • School therapy

Education

  • B.S.  Oklahoma State University

Beyond TherapyWorks

I love spending time with my family and friends and doing DIY projects.